Coming Soon...A Drive-Thru?

I love my small town.  Even if we don't have any fast food chains.  Or a mall.  Or even a large grocery store.   (FYI: All of these things can be found in the bigger cities all throughout Mexico.)   Our biggest store is a Farmacia Guadalajara.  It's like a mini-Rite Aid. (Very mini.)

But I will admit, that I sometimes wish we had a few of these modern conveniences/luxuries. 

One day, while walking Hope to school, I noticed a new construction project underway.  The round arches, let me know that it wasn't going to be a house.  And it has what looks like two street entrances.  Very much like a drive-thru.



I asked Hubby if he had heard anything about what was being built.  Which of course he had.  One of his customers had mentioned that it was indeed going to be a drive-thru.  Yipee!

I was so happy and hopeful, that I started to wonder...Is it going to be a McDonald's?  Perhaps a Burger King?  Or what if it's a Subway?  I read that they just opened one up in Patzcuaro

Then we heard from someone else that it was going to be an automatic car-wash.

But that turned out to be untrue.  (Gotta love the small town gossip mill!)  Finally, we heard from a very reliable source (my neighbor who is supplying some of the construction materials) that it is definitely going to be a drive-thru.  But not of the fast-food variety.

It seems that we are soon going to have one of those Beer Can drive-thru's.


I don't know about you, but this is not my idea of progress.


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18 comments

  1. Oh my gosh. I saw one of those bear can drive throughs on my way from Guad to El grullo, the funniest thing i have ever seen. I was just baffled. Sorry you dont get a fast food place.

    Cesar's town was all in a flurry when i was thre because Wal-mart bought land. Can i tell you how excited i was (i have a blog post) turns out it is going to be a bodega aurrera.

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  2. oh, come on! Bring on the Arby's. :)

    I'm still holding out for a Target in Cancun.

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  3. So what is the drive thru beer can for? Surely not to drive thru and buy beer? That is totally crazy!!!!!!!

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  4. How convenient, you don't even have to stop and get out of your car to replenish your beer! That is something you will never see NOB, not at least without a police car on the exit side .......

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  5. I knew exactly what it was from the first photo! I've seen those around. Honestly, down here, I doubt that drive-thrus increase the incidence of drunk driving. I live across from a regular beer store, and I see everyone drive away with beer in hand. Even bus drivers!

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  6. Oh Leslie I laughed so hard when I saw the second picture, that is so sad, I hadn't seen one of these anywhere. I agree this is not a step forward for your town. Poor thing. When you all can come see us and we will go through the KFC or Pollo Pepe drive through while your here. ;) You know we have an extra room for your family now.

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  7. I like that Vadose knew it straight away :) and what a lovely piece of architecture. once the drive-thru beer becomes a smashing success, maybe the drive-thru pollería will come to town.

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  8. Great story. Being a small town boy, I understand the gossip mill on new construction. But this one looks as if it could fit in with 1950 Los Anglese architecture.

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  9. Wow, I have never seen a beer can drive through before! I don't think your bakery would fit in right next door, huh?:)

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  10. THAT IS SO FUNNY. I ALSO AM NEW TO FACE BOOK AND NOT SURE OF THE INS AND OUTS YET. NOT SURE HOW TO LOOK A PERSON UP I LITERALLY HAVE LOOKED AT IT FOR AN HOUR. MY NAME ON IT IS STEPHANIE LEE IF THAT HELPS YOU TO SEND ME A REQUEST SINCE I AM AN IDIOT :(

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  11. OMG - that is soooo funny Leslie!!!

    You know i've never seen one of those here in Cancun!! We do have little drive - thru things that are like an Oxxo, but not, where you can buy beer and things, but not an actual beer can! LOL!!!

    Hilarious - I loove the rumour mill story too. It was like my old office. Hahaha

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  12. i was rooting for fastfood until i saw the giant can. lol.

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  13. hi! i'm visiting from lady bloggers society. how funny is this picture? cuz what else says progress in a small town than a beer can drive thru? can't live without beer, right?

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  14. hey, thanks for stopping by - just read about your drive thur and it was a blast ... well, maybe not to you, hope to see ya soon...and send me some mexican recipes , i love 'em

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  15. I'm sorry! I really wanted to know what it was and then I saw the beer can! I have to say I did laugh out loud!

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  16. I would rather have a restaurant too. Won't this cause people to drink and drive? Stopping from SITS!

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  17. Haven't seen on of those here in GDL, yet... but they have a few by suegros' house in Leon. Little One loves to go, if not, he SUGGESTS, that daddy go buy beer so that he can pick his chips from the car window. Haha.... enjoy!

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  18. Oh my goodness, do you seriously drive through there for beer?? It looks hilarious!!

    Thank you for stopping by!! :)

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